i had a spinal block for my emergency c section. i was shattered after being awake for 36 hours, established labour for 14 hours, pethadine and gas & air. I felt my leg with my hand which was weird cause i couldn't feel my hand on my leg at all... was like touching someone else's leg. i loudly abbounced to the 10+ people in thearte that "my leg feels like a sausage!". It was such a random thing to say and 9 months later my hubby still is laughing about it
I didn't have labour as I had an emergency section at 27 weeks so I don't really have much of a story - but I do remember asking DH constantly if he was sure that my legs were not in the air when I was lying on the operating table, because I really really felt like they were! Then when they rolled me off the operating table back onto the bed, I got the giggles, for some reason - I have no idea why, and it was highly inappropriate really considering how premature Sophie was and what a traumatic time I'd just been through with her!
I didn't have labour as I had an emergency section at 27 weeks so I don't really have much of a story - but I do remember asking DH constantly if he was sure that my legs were not in the air when I was lying on the operating table, because I really really felt like they were! xx
I asked OH if my legs were falling off the operating table He looked at me like I was crazy.
Here's a story to keep you smiling!
Gas and Air had a perculiar effect on me. A case of 'Talking with no control'. I was very aware of what i was saying, but i couldn't stop myself from saying it!! It was the following...
"We have to put the flavour in the bubble gum"
"All the celebrities have fruit for faces"
Midwife-"You need to push Me-"I cant" Midwife-"Why not?" Me-"I cant stop thinking about johnny depp" Partner-"Oh thanks, that makes me feel really good about myself"
(And i wasn't thinking about johnny depp, so i really dont know why i said that!)
Also, after having Auron, being so tired with the long intence labour i passed out (i remember having him put on me and staring at him, next thing i knew it was 4hours later...) Anywho, the midwife came in and started talking to me, to be told by my partner that i was actually asleep as my eye's were partially open
i have a few
after ringing the hospital having contractions and them telling me i wasnt in labour i decided to go to my gp instead, found out i was 3cm dialated, went to the hospital and this stupid student nurse said to me 'we dont believe that its labour, but we cant check your cervix if you wish' ... my reply "yes i wish you would hurry the hell up as this is a little painful'.
after sucking on the gas and air i got very high and tried to have sex with my OH (while the nurse was there and started crying when he wouldnt give it to me )
when i was pushing i had one leg up on OH and one up on my sister and the dr came in and said 'right lets have a baby", to which my OH and sister looked at each other and said 'HIGH 5" (in that stupid borat voice and high five'd) so i kicked them both and yelled at the doctor for instigating them
I thought I was having braxton hicks but I had an OB appointment so I figured he would let me know. In the car ride there the pains got serious that I started freaking out when I got to the elevator. I walked into the office (and of course - office was full of like 10 woman and men waiting) and just starting crying and hyperventilating to the receptionist that I thought I was in labor. She told me to sit for like a minute and I was just like uncontrollably crying - I was so embarrassed. My husband said everyone in the office was staring at me and all the pregnant woman looked terrified. The crying turned to screaming by the time the dr. examined me and I was indeed 6 cm dilated. I made such a scene.
The one thing i found embarassing was being told to wait in this little waiting room before they would take me in to check my progress (being my 1st they assumed it'd be a long labour). I had a huge contraction and my waters just gushed all over the floor....i was mortified-asked my husband to clean it up and he just kept telling me not to worry and someone else will deal with it as we need to go to the labour room! I kept on about mopping it up for ages after lol.
(oh and no it wasn't a long labour-i almost didn't get to the room to give birth in!)
I had an emergency section at 29 weeks so didnt go through labour. But I was catheterised for a few days before having Molly as they needed to measure mt urine output. before that, I had to pee in a cup and show the midwives how much I'd done. I wondered back to the ward from the toilet with my cup, and proudly announced to the midwife (who had her back to me) 'look how much I've done!', holding out my cup. The midwife turned around, and it turns out it wasn't a midwife. It was someone's nan dressed similar to the midwife, who was there for visiting hours!
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